Can Coronavirus Transmitted by Pests

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our nation, there are still a lot of unknowns about the spread of the virus. While the CDC and WHO can be referred to for the most up to date information, a worry many people have expressed is whether COVID-19 can be spread by mosquitoes or other pests.

There is no scientific evidence to support that mosquito or other pest related spread of COVID-19 exists. Currently, the medical field has defined the main form of spread as human to human transmission.

Vector Pests

While COVID-19 may not be transmittable by pests, that is not to say that pests do not pose a significant health risk to the human population. There are many diseases that can be spread by pests that pose equal or greater threats to human health.

Pests that can transmit disease are typically known as vector or disease carrying pests. Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and rodents are a few examples. Some common diseases transmitted by vector pests include:

  • Malaria
  • West Nile Virus
  • Dengue Fever
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Lyme Disease

Defenders of Public Health

Due to past and present outbreaks of pest related diseases, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed pest control as an essential service. As a defender of public health, Saela is continuing to provide quality pest control in order to reduce the spread of pest related diseases. We remain vigilant against the dangers of pests in our community. While we are still fully operational, we have adopted the following measures to combat COVID-19 spread:

  • We are following social distancing guidelines; all staff members are keeping distance from one another and all customers.
  • Heightened sanitation and cleaning measures have been adopted in all corporate offices and local branches.
  • Services specialists are equipped with sanitation products to keep all tools used clean.
  • We are monitoring our staff for symptoms and sending home anyone who identifies as ill.

If you have any questions or concerns about our COVID-19 response, please feel free to contact us. We understand this is a difficult time and we send our condolences to anyone impacted by the virus. We will continue to do our part in flattening the curve while providing the public with quality, necessary pest control.